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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Gubernatorial candidates hit Colorado Springs

    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, was in Colorado Springs Thursday meeting with veterans and business leaders and Gov. John Hickenlooper — the Democratic incumbent — will spend Friday with city firefighters and receive an important endorsement. The two are in a dead...

  • VA deputy secretary: Changes coming to Colorado health care system

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    DENVER - The deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Wednesday changes specific to the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, including the Colorado Springs clinic, stemming from the department's unflattering audit of healthcare access wait times. "We...

  • Groups set to submit signatures to put oil and gas measures on November ballot

    Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Monday will be an oil and gas showdown at the Secretary of State's Office as the deadline hits for groups to submit petition signatures to get issues on the November ballot. The most watched of the petition gathering drives has been the effort backed by Congressman Jared Polis,...

  • Lawmaker on Division of Youth Corrections exemption: The law needs to be tweaked

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    After The Gazette was denied access to records detailing violent incidents at a Colorado Springs youth corrections facility, two lawmakers pledged to look into changing a state law that exempts the Division of Youth Corrections from the Open Records Act. "There is a need for some...

  • Data: El Paso County elections among the most efficient in Colorado

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    El Paso County spent less per registered voter in the November 2013 election than all but two other Colorado counties, according to data that will be released this week through the Accountability in Colorado Elections project launched by the Secretary of State's Office. The data...

  • Lamborn defends Veteran's Affairs committee attendance record

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    DENVER - U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn says he must juggle his time sitting on three committees and six subcommittees at Capitol Hill, but his opponents are questioning why he's missed more than half of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs meetings in the past two years. "Sometimes three...

  • Youth Corrections officials acknowledge problems at Colorado Springs center, take steps to change

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Division of Youth Corrections officials acknowledged Thursday a gamut of problems at Spring Creek Youth Services Center while outlining steps they have begun taking to improve safety of staff and treatment of juveniles. Data provided to local lawmakers by Youth Corrections this week...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez virtually tied in new Colorado gubernatorial poll

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    A recent telephone poll of 1,147 registered Colorado voters showed the Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Beauprez and incumbent Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper are in a dead heat for the state’s chief job. About 43 percent of those asked favored Hickenlooper in the November...

  • Hickenlooper: No special session on fracking

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper sent out a statement Wednesday morning conceding talks of a legislative compromise to the oil and gas local control debate have failed. “Over the past several months, we have worked with a bipartisan coalition to explore a legislative compromise that...

  • 5th Congressional District challenger outpaces incumbent in campaign funds

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    DENVER - Congressman Doug Lamborn and his Democrat challenger Irv Halter each raised about $70,000 in June, according to second quarter reports filed Tuesday. But Halter has raised a commanding half-million dollars since he began his effort to unseat the incumbent and has a healthy...